#160 Haut Cabriere Arnim Family Reserve 2019

Can Pinot play nicely with Syrah?
🏳️‍🌈 Franschhoek Estate Haut Cabriere are unashamedly focused in their pursuit of just two grapes: Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. Not only do they have one of the most recognisable Chardonnay Pinot Noir blends in the country, but they have also have a delightfully geeky range of Amphorae Chardonnay, and single vineyard Pinot Noir, grouped under the Haut Collection range, which are very much worth finding.
🔬 The Arnim Family Reserve is a (ironically) a break from tradition, as the team attempted to do the unthinkable…blend Pinot Noir with anything other than Chard. The final wine is a delightfully elegant Syrah-led blend, with 25% Pinot Noir, playing the support role. While one might cringe as the thought of trying to make these two very different grapes work together, the wine proves just how well it can work.
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